This week we have a guest strip by Max Gibbons! Max has been doing other marine mammal drawings for a project called Esoteric Whale. Cartoon whales (mostly) appear on a rough, emotional background, captioned with out-of-context promises, platitudes, and admonishments. It is sort of like Jenny Holzer meets Weeping Gorilla. The whales speak directly to us most of the time, and though we don’t know what it’s talking about, the thick colors in the background give a heft that lets us know the whale is quite serious. Comments that would normally breeze past are solidified, forcing us to listen and say, Whale, I did not ask for your drama but I wish you luck. Chin up.
on October 21, 2009 at 6:45 am